Floating Houses

Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to simply raise an anchor and move your home to a new country? Well, if you live on a luxury Orsos Island, you can do just that. The floating home resorts are designed to

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Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Docked in the heart of the city on Lake Union, this floating home enjoys panoramic views south of downtown Seattle, Queen Anne Hill to the west, and Gas Works Park northward. With no room to spare, the

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VIDEO: Koen Olthuis Shares the Benefits of Floating Cities at TEDxWarwick

VIDEO: Koen Olthuis Shares the Benefits of Floating Cities at TEDxWarwick

Koen Olthuis, founder of Waterstudio.nl and floating architecture expert, recently gave a talk at TEDxWarwick on the benefits of floating cities. For years, we've been following Olthuis' work - including

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Modular AR-CHE Aqua Floathome Enjoys On-The-Lake-Living in Germany

Modular AR-CHE Aqua Floathome Enjoys On-The-Lake-Living in Germany

The AR-CHE Aqua Floathome is the first of several floating houses in the Lusatian Lake District by Steeltec37. This German company specializes in steel design for modular buildings on both land and water.

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Confused Direction’s Silverbeaver Hausboot is a Sustainable Floating Home

Confused Direction’s Silverbeaver Hausboot is a Sustainable Floating Home

Confused Direction was very careful to ensure that their Silverbeaver Hausboot was made of the most efficient materials so that the project has a tiny footprint. To this end, they clad the boat in

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Paypal Founder Backs Blueseed’s Visa-Free Floating City in California

Paypal Founder Backs Blueseed’s Visa-Free Floating City in California

A genius startup called Blueseed recently announced that Paypal founder Peter Thiel has offered to help secure financing for a visa-free floating city off the California coast. This

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Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

The entire structure is made from Glulam wood beams that Oshatz stacked and connected to make his signature swirling and curved design. Glulam is made from a number of small pieces of timber glued

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CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG, which stands for "Canals in Hackney Users’ Group", is a charity and a community of boaters who live in Kingsland Basin, in Hackney's central London. This community has around 14 boats, but there

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Modular Floating Homes by Isola System Leave an Ultralight Footprint

Modular Floating Homes by Isola System Leave an Ultralight Footprint

Have you ever wanted to live on water, but don't see yourself  swinging an anchor over a boat's hull? Isola System has created a new and simple  floating housing solution that allows you to build up a

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Project Utopia: A Floating Island Paradise at Sea

Project Utopia: A Floating Island Paradise at Sea

Project Utopia is similar in size to a commercial cruise liner and is big enough to host a small population. The “island” is circular in shape, measures 330 feet in diameter, and spans 11 decks of

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Take Your Next Vacation in a Floating Off-Grid SolarHome

Take Your Next Vacation in a Floating Off-Grid SolarHome

UK-based Kingsley Architects have put a new spin on traveling the country in a mobile home. Rather than loading up a gas-guzzling Winabago, the firm has designed an eco houseboat that can safely transport

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Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

It goes without saying that designers always have impeccably put together apartments and homes, but we must say that this historic boat turned floating home takes the cake for creative living. Created by

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PHOTOS: Boggsville Boatel Turns Defunct Boats into Floating Hotels for NYC!

PHOTOS: Boggsville Boatel Turns Defunct Boats into Floating Hotels for NYC!

Though many non-New Yorkers (and many a Manhattanite) fail to realize that there is more to New York than one jam-packed island, some of the city's best kept summer secrets lie on edges of the outer

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Paypal Founder Peter Thiel Invests $1.25 Million to Create Floating Micro-Countries

Paypal Founder Peter Thiel Invests $1.25 Million to Create Floating Micro-Countries

A well known Libertarian, Thiel suggests these islands may be instrumental in "experimenting with new ideas for government." One theory implements libertarian ideals such as no welfare, no minimum wage,

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Petit-Bain: Green-Roofed Floating Building Sets Sail on the Seine in Paris

Petit-Bain: Green-Roofed Floating Building Sets Sail on the Seine in Paris

Petit-Bain’s steel exterior is clad in vertical larch beams, which make the boat look more like a building while adding a beach club atmosphere. The three-storey Petit-Bain is centered around a theater

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bam!’s Greenery-Filled Floating Pods Win the Venice CityVision Competition

bam!’s Greenery-Filled Floating Pods Win the Venice CityVision Competition

Looks like gondolas are out, and bam!'s greenery-filled outdoor rooms for Venice are in! Chosen out of 201 proposals from all five continents by a judging panel that included Bjarke Ingels of BIG

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Cottonwood Cove Marina Set to be World’s First LEED-Certified Floating Building

Cottonwood Cove Marina Set to be World’s First LEED-Certified Floating Building

Image ©Lake Mead Imagery Floating halfway between the north and south part of the lake, the new marina is constructed with a SIP modular wall and roof system. This system improves the building's

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Dutchman Builds Massive Ark to Save the Netherlands From Drowning

Dutchman Builds Massive Ark to Save the Netherlands From Drowning

Inspired by a dream (or in this case nightmare) about a massive flood that wiped out Holland, ambitious native Dutchman Johan Huibers has constructed a full-sized, water-ready ark just like Noah’s. “I

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Amphibious 1000: A Design for Qatar’s First Luxury Semi-Submerged Floating Hotel

Amphibious 1000: A Design for Qatar’s First Luxury Semi-Submerged Floating Hotel

Called Amphibious 1000, this design envisions Qatar's first semisubmerged hotel as a big aquatic animal stretching out from the land into the sea. Designed by the Giancarlo Zema Design Group, the project

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Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

The brand new nature reserve was created from the abandoned remains of a quarry near Preston, England. Owned by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the 67-acre reserve and visitor centre was made possible with

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World’s First Floating Golf Course Set to Break Water in the Maldives

World’s First Floating Golf Course Set to Break Water in the Maldives

Located five minutes from the Maldives airport, the 18-hole golf course will include luxurious accommodations, which overlook the green fairways and the surrounding reef. The golf course is doubly

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Floating “Kaluga” Sauna Sprouts a Tree on Top

Floating “Kaluga” Sauna Sprouts a Tree on Top

Russia's Festival of Landscape Objects saw a flotilla of seaworthy buildings float down the Ugra River to Nikola-Lenivets Village. Among the visionary houses was a beautifully-finished floating sauna,

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Wood-Wrapped Floating House Maximizes Urban Growth

Wood-Wrapped Floating House Maximizes Urban Growth

Modernism takes to the seas with this beautiful wood-wrapped houseboat by German architects Rost Niderehe. Seafaring homes have proven their viability through the years, and entire neighborhoods of

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The Uboat is a Self-Sustaining Floating Home

The Uboat is a Self-Sustaining Floating Home

Most large urban areas are located next to a large body of water - whether it is a canal, river, lake or ocean. As a way to combat commuter and residential pollution, parts of these waterways can be

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The Last Resort: A Solar Powered Floating Home

The Last Resort: A Solar Powered Floating Home

Living on the water is a dream for many -- fortunately, this design for a solar-powered floating home may soon see open water! Brought to you by the same designers who came up with the futuristic bicycle

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Maldives To Fight Rising Sea Levels With Floating Islands

Maldives To Fight Rising Sea Levels With Floating Islands

The tiny island nation of the Maldives is under serious threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change. No part of the 1200 islands which make up the Maldives is more than six feet above sea

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Self-Sufficent Floating House Powered by the Sun and Sea

Self-Sufficent Floating House Powered by the Sun and Sea

House on the Water by Poland-based Formodesign is a stunning floating home that relies on the surrounding sea and radiating sun to keep it self-sufficient in terms of energy and h2o. Accessible only by

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NOAH: Mammoth Pyramid Megacity for New Orleans

NOAH: Mammoth Pyramid Megacity for New Orleans

An Arcology is essentially a mega city that packs a ginormous population into one hyperstructure - think the Death Star, Zion in The Matrix or the Anthill of Antz fame. Now, a real-life group of

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Mysterious Floating Campground Pops Up in Holland

Mysterious Floating Campground Pops Up in Holland

You may have heard of camping next to the water, but a band of guerrilla social engineers in Amsterdam have taken it to the next level - camping on the water. Literally. Our first thought? How the heck

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